Just arrived home after 4 days away from Facebook and all the things I don’t want to hear about my alienated children. Feeling loved, appreciated and energised after the break. Remember its their choice not ours, we have not chosen alienation (or whatever you may want to call it) they have. We are not alienated parents – they are alienated children!!!!! Don’t get sucked into the vortex – we cannot change it, so learn to live with it and enjoy each day. Believe me the pain does go, yes I do miss them but I don’t hurt anymore. After 30 years on and off I have learnt to live with it and now enjoy a happy normal life – be kind to yourself – remember you have done nothing wrong.